• Bhiwadi may get India’s first cargo airport

    The ministry of civil aviation is likely to select Bhiwadi, a town in Rajasthan near New DELHI, as the spot for the country’s first cargo airport and make Jewar in Greater Noida the second passenger airport in the National Capital Region.

    “It would make sense to make Bhiwadi the first cargo airport in the region. We are discussing it as a possibility,” said a senior official, who did not want to be identified. “One will have to cross Delhi airport to reach Bhiwadi.

    So, what is the point of shifting the airport beyond the existing airport? An airport in Jewar would complement the existing airport and help decongest the existing airport,” the official added.

    The ministry is looking at two options to build second airport – one is Bhiwadi and the other Jewar in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

    While an airport at Bhiwadi had been planned as part of the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor and has received a no-objection certificate from the government, the previous Mayawati government had proposed an airport in Jewar years ago. Jarome Iginla Jersey

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